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Nicholas Sparks Quotes and Sayings

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I don't know that love changes.
People change.
Circumstances change.
- Nicholas Sparks

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

I do not use profanity in my novels.
My characters all go to church.
- Nicholas Sparks

I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple,
along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to.
It is not written about very much.
- Nicholas Sparks

 

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina.
Surprise, surprise, huh?
- Nicholas Sparks

I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing;
I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex.
- Nicholas Sparks

Romance is thinking about your significant other,
when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.
- Nicholas Sparks

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What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people
will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and
have no plans to change that.
- Nicholas Sparks

I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent,
but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance.
- Nicholas Sparks

Focus in on the genre you want to write,
and read books in that genre.
A LOT of books by a variety of authors.
And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks

Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work.
- Nicholas Sparks

I write 2,000 words a day when I write.
It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours.
- Nicholas Sparks

Publishing is a business.
Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done,
comes down to dollars.
- Nicholas Sparks

None of my characters are rich or famous,
and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
- Nicholas Sparks

Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian,
and there are many ways to do this.
- Nicholas Sparks

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught
me things about love and what that emotion really means.
In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving,
not receiving.
- Nicholas Sparks

The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a
new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.
- Nicholas Sparks

I suppose I'm most influenced by any good,
commercial writer.
I learn from everyone.
- Nicholas Sparks

Loving once and only once is possible -
anything is possible.
- Nicholas Sparks

Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented
each day with more examination of the bottom line,
it's harder to break out than ever.
- Nicholas Sparks

I read over a hundred books a year and have done so
since I was fifteen years old,
and every book I've read has taught me something.
- Nicholas Sparks

All characters come from people I know,
but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify
the characters so they fit with the story.
- Nicholas Sparks

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure,
when writing, since my first books were so successful.
- Nicholas Sparks

Rekindled love is generally short-term.
- Nicholas Sparks

A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month.
Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts,
and of those, they might ask to represent 1.
- Nicholas Sparks

To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood.
The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted
to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay
as close as they could to what the book was.
- Nicholas Sparks

I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well,
at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them.
The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels.
- Nicholas Sparks

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is
the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write.
It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it.
It's that important, so don't mess it up.
Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write.
- Nicholas Sparks

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres,
and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done -
the mechanics of writing,
so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
- Nicholas Sparks

I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life
in this part of the country that influences my writing.
In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington,
most people live in small towns.
- Nicholas Sparks

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein


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